Learning Communities for Literacy in Canada
A whole issue of À Lire en ligne, the magazine of Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences in Canada in 2010 was devoted to learning communities and is now available online. The magazine in its complete form is only available in French, with a large number of articles, translated into English.
In an introduction to the editon, Pascal Associate, Paul Bélanger, is cited from a speech at a symposium on cities, knowledge, and local development presented in April 2006 by the International Association of Francophone Mayors, as follows:
...to meet this challenge, what is a city or region’s primary resource, the asset that it can generate from within and deploy to best advantage? Beyond whatever physical assets that city may possess, and indeed, in order to make the most of them, the main resource on which the city can rely is the knowledge that its people already have and the knowledge that they may acquire.” (Villes, savoir et développement local, Association internationale des maires francophones).